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Assessing fitness to drive: guide for medical professionals

Advice for medical professionals to follow when assessing a patient's fitness to drive.

How to use this guide

This guide is for medical professionals to help with any enquiries from the general public about driving with various medical conditions. It is usually updated every 6 months.

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Documents

  1. Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals
  2. General information: assessing fitness to drive
  3. Neurological disorders: assessing fitness to drive
  4. Cardiovascular disorders: assessing fitness to drive
  5. Diabetes mellitus: assessing fitness to drive
  6. Psychiatric disorders: assessing fitness to drive
  7. Drug or alcohol misuse or dependence: assessing fitness to drive
  8. Visual disorders: assessing fitness to drive
  9. Renal and respiratory disorders: assessing fitness to drive
  10. Miscellaneous conditions: assessing fitness to drive
  11. Appendices: assessing fitness to drive
  12. Medical condition notification: assessing fitness to drive
  13. Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals
Published 14 March 2016
Last updated 3 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Survey for medical professionals added.
  2. First published.